My name is Mia Kareen.
My life is suddenly very different than it was a few weeks ago.
Although I was being taken care of before, I felt like something or someone was missing. I felt like there was more to life than what I was experiencing.
And then these two people showed up one day.
They had smiles from ear to ear and people kept telling me to call them "Mama and Papa"
They kept coming back to visit me each day and I started to really enjoy it. They gave me treats and played with me, They gave me hugs and kisses. I thought this was what I had been missing, just some nice visitors, but then there was much more.
I tried and tried to talk them into letting me get in one of the "machinas" that came and went each day....
and then one day, I got my wish.
I went for a ride in one of the "machinas" and boy was I surprised!
There is a whole new world out here that I never knew existed!
What is all of this?
What am I doing?
Where am I going?
There is so much to take in, I hardly know where to start.
They are speaking to me in a language I have never heard and I am trying my best to understand them
I get to eat until I am full!
we get to eat at all these new places and I get to try lots of new foods!
No more living on soup and mush.
They keep trying to tell me that I can just pick up these fry things with my fingers, instead of silverware.
I have to keep reminding them that I need a bib, and if I don't have one I will make one myself out of this napkin and tuck it into my shirt all on my own.
I keep thinking they are going to take me back to that other place
but they keep talking about taking me to my new home
I keep wondering what that will be like.
I keep wondering if this is too good to be true.
Am I really free?
Or is this all a dream?
They keep telling me about these sisters I have waiting at home.
When I talk to these sisters on this little black screen, they seem to get really excited to see me.
When it is bedtime they tickle my back and sing to me. I used to go to sleep in a room full of 15 other kids so I had to figure out my own way to fall asleep. I never got personal attention at bedtime.
I pinched my fingers in the door yesterday and when I started crying they both came running in.
They seemed to think it was strange that I was hiding because I was crying.
I never knew it was ok to cry and that I could get comfort from someone when I needed it.
I get to go outside a lot and every time I am out there I see new things, hear new things, and smell new things. I can't believe everyone else has had these experiences their whole lives. I've got a lot of catching up to do!
I got to eat this yummy cold treat they call ice cream and I LOVED it!
My heart is full and I feel different than I have ever felt before.
It has only been 3 days since we left my old place and I have already experienced more in these 3 days than I have in my whole life.
We left the first place we stayed and said goodbye to my hometown forever.
and got on this really big machine, they called a train
I was a little unsure about this.... wondering where they were taking me. I can't exactly ask questions....
then the train started moving and I got to see lots of new things out the windows.
It was really hard to fall asleep on this loud train and I was a little nervous but I tried to be brave.
In the morning I woke up happy and showed mom and dad how flexible I am.
I keep hearing my mama and papa talking about all the people who love me and pray for me and all the people who helped them get to me! I wish I could give each one of you a hug and tell you THANK YOU! THANK YOU for helping me find this new life! THANK YOU for helping my mom and dad get to me! THANK YOU to each of you for giving me a chance! THANK YOU for being part of my miracle!
I have no idea what I am in for with this new life but I am putting my complete trust in my Mama and Papa and jumping in!
I know one thing for sure!
I think I'm gonna like it here!